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Humanities and Social Science

Prof Joe Moran

Prof Joe Moran

Telephone: 0151 231 5120

Biography

I am a cultural historian focusing on Britain in the very recent past, with a particular interest in everyday life. Alongside my academic research, I have written regularly for newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New Statesman, The Times, Times Higher Education, BBC History Magazine, History Today, Literary Review and others. My most recent books are Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life from Breakfast to Bedtime, a cultural history of daily habits in Britain in the postwar period inspired in part by the Mass Observation surveys of the 1930s and 1940s; On Roads: A Hidden History, a cultural history of the British motorway system; and Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV. My book Shrinking Violets: A Field Guide to Shyness will be published by Profile Books in September 2016. A revised North American edition will be published by Yale University Press in spring 2017.

I am interested in supervising PhDs in the following areas in particular: postwar and contemporary British cultural history; histories and theories of everyday life; creative nonfiction writing.

I also maintain a blog at joemoran.net and you can follow me on Twitter @joemoransblog

Degrees

1996, University of Sussex, UK, PhD
1992, University of Sussex, UK, MA, Twentieth Century English Literature
1991, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, BA Hons, International History and Politics

Publications

Books

Moran J. 2017. Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness Yale University Press. New Haven

Moran J. 2016. Shrinking Violets: A Field Guide to Shyness Profile. London

Moran JP. 2013. Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV Profile Books. London 9781846683916

Moran J. 2010. Queuing for Beginners The Story of Daily Life From Breakfast to Bedtime Profile Books 9781847650658

Moran J. 2010. Interdisciplinarity Routledge 9780415560061

Moran J. 2009. On Roads: A Hidden History Profile. London 978-1846680601

Moran J. 2005. Reading the Everyday Taylor & Francis 9780415317092

Moran J. 2000. Star Authors Literary Celebrity in America Pluto Press 9780745315195

Journal Articles

Moran J. 2017. Walking with a purpose: the essay in contemporary nonfiction Textual Practice, :1-23 >DOI

Moran J. 2015. Private Lives, Public Histories: The Diary in Twentieth-Century Britain Journal of British Studies, 54 :138-162 >DOI

Moran J. 2014. ‘Vox Populi? The Recorded Voice and Twentieth-Century British History’ Twentieth Century British History, 25 :461-483 >DOI

Moran J. 2014. A Cultural History of the New Nature Writing Literature & History, 23 :49-63 >DOI

Moran JP. 2012. Imagining the Street in Postwar Britain Urban History, 39 :166-186 >DOI

Moran JP. 2011. The Fall and Rise of the Expert Critical Quarterly, 53 :6-22 >DOI

Moran JP. 2010. The Future of Roads Soundings, :107-116 >DOI

Moran JP. 2010. "Stand Up and Be Counted": Hughie Green, the 1970s and Popular Memory' History Workshop Journal, :172-198 >DOI

Moran JP. 2008. 'Mass Observation, Market Research and the Birth of the Focus Group, 1937-1997' Journal of British Studies, 47 :827-851 >DOI

Moran J. 2007. ‘Subtopias of Good Intentions’ Cultural and Social History, 4 :401-421 >DOI

Moran J. 2007. Early Cultures of Gentrification in London, 1955–1980 Journal of Urban History, 34 :101-121 >DOI

MORAN J. 2006. CROSSING THE ROAD IN BRITAIN, 1931–1976 The Historical Journal, 49 :477-477 >DOI

Moran J. 2006. MILK BARS, STARBUCKS AND THE USES OF LITERACY Cultural Studies, 20 :552-573 >DOI

MORAN J. 2005. The Strange Birth of Middle England The Political Quarterly, 76 :232-240 >DOI

Moran J. 2005. Queuing up in Post-War Britain Twentieth Century British History, 16 :283-305 >DOI

Moran J. 2004. History, memory and the everyday Rethinking History, 8 :51-68 >DOI

Moran J. 2004. November in Berlin: the End of the Everyday History Workshop Journal, 57 :216-234 >DOI

Moran J. 2004. Housing, memory and everyday life in contemporary Britain Cultural Studies, 18 :607-627 >DOI

Moran J. 2003. Criticism: Benjamin and boredom Critical Quarterly, 45 :168-181 >DOI

Moran J. 2002. Childhood, class and memory in the Seven Up films Screen, 43 :387-402 >DOI

Moran J. 2002. F. R. Leavis, English and the University English, 51 :1-13 >DOI

Moran J. 2002. Childhood and nostalgia in contemporary culture European Journal of Cultural Studies, 5 :155-173 >DOI

Moran J. 2002. ‘Tom Phillips and the Art of the Everyday’ Visual Culture in Britain, 3 :17-32

Moran J. 2001. Childhood Sexuality and Education: The Case of Section 28 Sexualities, 4 :73-89 >DOI

Moran J. 2001. Aging and identity in dementia narratives Cultural Values, 5 :245-260 >DOI

MORAN J. 2000. Don DeLillo and the Myth of the Author–Recluse Journal of American Studies, 34 :137-152 >DOI

Moran J. 2000. Artists and Verbal Mechanics: Martin Amis's The Information Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 41 :307-317 >DOI

Moran J. 2000. ‘Out of the East: James Fenton and Contemporary History’ Literature and History, 9 :53-68 >DOI

Moran J. 2000. John Updike's Self-Consciousness and Literary Fame a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 15 :298-309 >DOI

Joe Moran . 1999. "Simple Words": Peter Ackroyd's Autobiography of Oscar Wilde Biography, 22 :356-369 >DOI

Moran J. 1999. Primitivism and authenticity in Bruce Chatwin's travel writing Prose Studies, 22 :91-104 >DOI

Moran J. 1998. Cultural studies and academic stardom International Journal of Cultural Studies, 1 :67-82 >DOI

Moran J. 1997. The role of multimedia conglomerates in American trade book publishing Media, Culture & Society, 19 :441-455 >DOI

Moran J. 1995. The Author as a Brand Name: American Literary Figures and the Time Cover Story Journal of American Studies, 29 :349-349 >DOI

Chapters

Moran J. 2013. 'Introduction' Radio Times Cover Story: 90 Years of Classic Covers Immediate Media. London

Moran J. 2010. ‘From Lime Street to Liverpool: A voyage in pixels, stone and glass’ Faithfull S. Liverpool-to-Liverpool :ix-xi Liverpool University Press. Liverpool

Moran J. 2006. ‘Houses, Habit and Memory’ Smyth G, Croft J. Our House: The Representation of Domestic Space in Modern Culture :27-42 Rodopi. Amsterdam

Other

Moran J. 'The slaying of the ice monsters" Five Dials, 31 :36-37

Moran J. ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ (review essay on Michael Sheringham, Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present) New Formations, 61 :166-171

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: British Academy Mid-Career Research Fellowship, Awarding body: British Academy

Editorial boards:

Publication: New Formations, Position: Member of Advisory Board

Publication: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Position: Associate Editor

Publication: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Position: Member of Editorial Board

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, 2011-12, Organisation: British Academy

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Organisation: Royal Historical Society

Media Coverage:

Media coverage: Appeared at Bath Festival of Literature, Kenilworth Festival, Sheffield Off the Shelf, Words by the Water and other festivals

Media coverage: Appeared on Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4), Today (Radio 4), Nightwaves (Radio 3), Loose Ends (Radio 4), BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Newstalk (Ireland), Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, ABC Australian Radio National and other programmes/stations

Media coverage: Contributor to the Guardian, the Financial Times, the New Statesman, History Today, BBC History Magazine, The Times, Times Higher Education, Radio Times, Literary Review, the Observer and other publications

Media coverage: Queuing for Beginners, Book of the Week, BBC Radio 4 May 2007; On Roads, Longlisted for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2010; Shrinking Violets, Book of the Week, BBC Radio 4 August 2016

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Royal Historical Society

Fellow, Royal Historical Society

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education